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Deals of the week - March 12 2012

Type of Deal




Adviser to acquirer (tax)

Adviser to target (tax)

Global Strategic Alliance

$1.32 billion

General Motors

PSA Peugeot Citroën

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Bredin Prat


$1.3 billion


Neo Material Technologies

Jones Day / McCarthy Tetrault

Fogler, Rubinoff / McDonald Hopkins / Stikeman Elliott


610.7 million



Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer / Sullivan & Cromwell

Clifford Chance


$463 million

Energy Capital / PPL Generation / GDF Suez International

AES Red Oak / AES Ironwood / AES Energia Cartagena

Latham & Watkins - David Raab, Kevin Brogan


$321 million



Fenwick & West - Michael Solomon, Natalie Pardo De Zela


$171 million

Legrand France

Numeric Power Systems

WongPartnership - Low Kah Keong, Teo Hsiao-Huey, Jeffrey Lim, Ameera Ashraf

Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co

Type of Deal



Lead managers/arrangers

Adviser to issuer/borrower (tax)

Adviser to lead managers (tax)

Notes Offering

$2.75 billion


Goldman Sachs / J.P. Morgan / Merrill Lynch

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Avishai Shachar, Patrick Sigmon

Jones Day

Notes Offering

$800 million

Wyndham Worldwide

J.P. Morgan / Deutsche Bank / Goldman Sachs

Kirkland & Ellis

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Harry Ballan, Nessia Kushner

Fixed Rate Subordinated Notes Issue

$798.5 million

DBS Bank

Allen & Gledhill

WongPartnership - Hui Choon Yuen

Notes Offering

$600 million


J.P. Morgan / Merrill Lynch / UBS

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Samuel Dimon, Adam Perry

Sullivan & Cromwell

Investment Grade Notes Offering

$500 million

Fifth Third Bancorp

Deutsche Bank / J.P. Morgan / Morgan Stanley

Graydon Head & Ritchey

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Rachael Kleinberg, Sarah Joy

Five Year Revolving Credit Facility

$462.6 million

Aurubis AG

Commerzbank / Deutsche Bank / Unicredit Bank

Hengeler Mueller

Clifford Chance

Follow-On Equity Offering

$370 million

Waste Connections

Morgan Stanley

Latham & Watkins

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Lucy Farr, Neil Barr, Gregory Hannibal, Johann Wagner

Initial Public Offering

$123.3 million


Goldman Sachs / Citigroup / Jefferies & Co

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Rachel Kleinberg, Una Au

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